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#preorder #partofaseries Perfect Hideaway (Mason Creek 23) by Bethany Lopez


Title:
Perfect Hideaway

Author: Bethany Lopez

Series/Book: Mason Creek, Book 23

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trope: Light Suspense Romance

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She may sing country, but she’s a city girl at heart...

Melody Miles is country music’s current darling. When a fan goes from enthusiastic to scary, she and her manager agree it’s a good idea for her to get out of Nashville and find a place to lay low. Luckily, he knows a guy who runs a security company and lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere, Montana. She may stick out like a sore thumb at first but eventually fits right in with the people of Mason Creek.

He’s rough on the outside, with a gooey center…

Enzo Fratelli is a retired military man and owner of a successful company, so moving back home to help his dad was an easy decision. When his new superstar client needs to hide away from a stalker, Mason Creek is the perfect place for her to go incognito. On the surface they have nothing in common, but the more time they spend together, the more she sneaks past his defenses.  

Mason Creek is Melody’s Perfect Hideaway, and Enzo will do everything he can to keep her safe. Too bad while he was protecting her, he wasn’t protecting his heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible. 

Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!

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#wotr #attendingauthor #standalone #partofaseries Perfect Rumor ( Mason Creek 22) by C.A. Harms 

Leo Reid has always had a thing for the town gossip columnist, but Tate Michaels is one hard woman to get to know. That doesn’t stop Leo from doing all he can to chip away at the edges. Little by little, day by day, she slowly lets him in.

But as life would have it, the tables have turned and now, the columnist is the focus of all the town’s gossip and rumors.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

Tate is the leading lady to get the gossip out in the town of Mason Creek. That was one way she could control how much was said about her father the town drunk not that it was a secret her mother just tried hard to make sure that they kept the fake happy family picture in view. But it was wearing on Tate and that wasn’t the only thing Leo was finally wearing her down. He could handle her sass and attitude and he loved every minute of it. He wasn’t gonna let her get away Leo liked her since high school and that’s something you just gotta hold on to. But when her secrets of how much she really deals with gets out will Leo really be able to handle all of it or will he continue to love her from a far, or will her perfect rumor pick up and run. This was amazing I loved getting to feel everything Tate has going on and why she is the way she is I just love it…and Leo’s property ugh sounds like a dream come true.

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast

#review #standalone #partofaseries Perfect Song (Mason Creek 2) by Lauren Runow

I came back to Mason Creek when my life was turned upside down, both literally and figuratively. Scared and alone, I packed my belongings and left New York where I’ve made a career as a writer for a national publication to stay with my parents in the town so different than the big apple they might as well be on different planets.

Getting to see my friends was a big plus, but meeting someone new never crossed my mind until a ruggedly handsome man in jeans and a worn baseball cap came over to say hello. Not knowing someone in this small town is like not knowing how to breathe. The slightly older man caught my eye, just as much as I caught his. A witty and roguish personality kept me on my toes, even if falling for someone new is the last thing I need. 

Neither of us wants a relationship, yet we keep finding each other in this small town. Rumors fly, hearts connect, and there’s more at stake than either of us are willing to share. 

This man has secrets everyone wants to know, but when more than he’s willing to share is revealed I hope I’m strong enough to help him. I may have come back to town to save myself, but saving him might be the real reason I’m here.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Justine is back in Mason Creek after being in New York for 10 years and she felt is was time to come home. Well actually she had something terrible happen and she needed a fresh start and needed to get away from the city. While back home her friends think its great for Justine to get out of the house and come to the local bar and while there she meets the local celebrity Tucker Simms the small town country singer who is a mystery man all in himself. He’s 15 years older then her and has a son as well but he catches her eye and she catches hers and flirting was done. With his past and her reason for coming back home will these two be able to come together and be each other’s happy ending or will their secrets be the thing that holds them back. This was such a good story it did take me a while to get into it but i think i was just burned out on the love stories so after taking a pause and coming back I couldn’t put it down. And Tucker is a total daddy 🙂 

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She is a proud Rotarian, helps run a local non-profit kids science museum, and was awarded Woman of the Year from Congressman Garamendi. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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Title: Perfect Rumor

Author: CA Harms

Series/Book: Mason Creek, Book 22

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trope: Small Town Romance

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Leo Reid has always had a thing for the town gossip columnist, but Tate Michaels is one hard woman to get to know. That doesn’t stop Leo from doing all he can to chip away at the edges.

Little by little, day by day, she slowly lets him in.

Leo finds that the woman he always knew was there was hiding beneath the surface. He discovers a side that most have never been given a chance to see.

She’s spent so much time focusing on everything around her, so she doesn’t have to admit she wants what all her friends have. But, letting someone in means allowing that person to see what she has spent so many years trying to hide.

But as life would have it, the tables have turned, and now, the columnist is the focus of all the town’s gossip and rumors.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. 

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully. 

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast.

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#Review #NewRelease – In Between – An MMF Romance (Love is Love Series) by Andi Jaxon

I’m the preacher’s daughter.

Dylan is the punk son of the bigoted sheriff.

Julian the new kid in town everyone talks about in whispers and avoids like the plague.

Dylan and Julian shouldn’t want each other.

It’s dangerous.

This town won’t accept them and yet I run towards the fire because love deserves a chance.

It’s not just them that’s in danger this time.

They both want me too.

I crave them and all they can offer me.

But I can’t have them.

It’s wrong. Perverted. Immoral. And I’m a good church girl.

At least, that’s what everyone thinks…

Can we hide who we are from a town who’s against us or will we be burned by their hatred?

*This is Mary’s story and can be read as a stand alone but will be best enjoyed after reading Bully King. This is an interracial MMF story and will have triggering language and situations due to racism and homophobia. If you would like a list of triggers in this book, please visit www.andijaxon.com/trigger-warnings

This book. Man this book. It felt like going home. I love this world and these characters so so much.

In Between is about Mary, Julian and Dylan. It’s an MMF story and man, once the sexy times start happening, they’re highly explosive.

Now for the review: We first meet Mary in Bully King. She’s Jonah’s sister – if you’ve read that book, yay! If not, grab it now! – She’s strong and fights for what she believes in. I wish I was half as strong as she was when I was her age. It would have made highschool so much easier. Anyway.

Julian is the new kid in town but isn’t taken well, based on the colour of his skin.

Dylan is a local bad boy, who says exactly what’s on his mind and uses sarcasm to mask his emotions, since he doesn’t know how to deal with them in the first place.

Attraction blossoms between the three of them. Things start getting hot and heavy first between the boys and then once Mary is involved, wowza.

But of course, things aren’t all flowers and puppies as time wears on.

Someone wants Mary. Apparently he thinks her good girl act is just that, an act. He’s dangerous and the boys try and do what they can to protect her but of course, they aren’t always around.

One thing leads to another and the boys have to rescue Mary before things get really bad. I won’t say exactly what happens but make sure to one-click this story to find out!

Add to the fact that both Julian and Dylan are dealing with their own personal issues. Man, it was heart breaking to read. Andi sure knows how to write grumpy boys. I thought Roman from Bully King was bad. He’s a kitten compared to Dylan in my personal opinion. Don’t tell him I said that.

If you love MMF type books, be sure to grab this one. It does deal with triggering situations. ex. racism, homophobia, etc.

Andi Jaxon writes these difficult subjects expetionally well. I’m in awe of her and her bravery to take on something that unfortunately still happens quite a lot on this world.

If I could keep these characters safe, I would. If you’re reading this, know that you are safe with me. Always.

#review #partofaseries #standalone Perfect Problem (Mason Creek 20) by Cary Hart  

Growing up, I spent my summers in Mason Creek.

From chasing fireflies to falling in love, it holds a lot of firsts for me.

Including Jase Jackson.

My first kiss.

And my first taste of heartbreak.

The cowboy next door stole my heart that first summer, and he’s had it all this time.

We made a pact to stay in touch, but like all best laid plans, they fell apart. By the time I made it back, he was long gone traveling the world, and I was left picking up the pieces.

Now, we’re both back to say goodbye to my beloved aunt. And in true, Aunt Shirley fashion, she goes out with a bang and plays Cupid from the grave. I need his help to fix up my aunt’s place. And he needs answers. If we can play nice long enough to forgive, maybe we can work together and both get the closure we came for.

If home is where the heart is, being back in Mason Creek with Jase isn’t just a coincidence, it’s the perfect problem.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this book by the author for an honest review

Savannah has been coming to Mason Creek to spend time with her aunt every summer and she may have had her eye on an older cowboy there when she was visiting. One summer she said screw it and let him know exactly how she felt and he just happened to fell the same way about her. Their summer romance lasted as long as they could let it but it was time for Savannah to go back home to get ready for college and 8 years later they still had those feelings they had for one another but they was too much hurt there or so they thought. When Jase starts to fight for his girl and Vanny slowly starts to lower her walls will their fire start to burn with passion that they had all those year ago or will it fall off a cliff and they go their separate ways. There are so many ups and downs, happy and sad moments you felt it all. And i mean Cole is still stealing the show but Jase with his essential oil knowledge woah, cowboy take me away.

Cary Hart hails from the Midwest. A sassy, coffee drinking, sometimes sailor swearing, Spotify addict, lover of all things books!

When not pushing women down the stairs in the fictional world, Cary has her hands full. Soccer mom in all sense of the word to two wild and crazy, spoiled kiddos, and wife to the most supportive husband. In addition to writing full time, she enjoys binge watching Netflix, laying around in her hammock and baking up cookies for her family and friends.

Cary writes real, raw romance! In her stories the characters deal with life’s everyday struggles and unwanted drama, they talk about the ugly and they become the broken. Everyone deserves a happy ending, but sometimes before you can appreciate the light, there has to be darkness.

Growing up, if someone would have told her she would become a writer, she wouldn’t have believed them. It wasn’t until she got her hands on her first romance novel, that the passion grew. Now she couldn’t imagine her life any other way – she’s living her dream.

#review #partofaseries Perfect Summer (Mason Creek 7) by Bethany Lopez 

Coming back to Mason Creek was never the plan…

When Faith left her small town after high school, she swore she’d never look back. But life and hard circumstances eventually opened her eyes, sending her back to Mason Creek a different person. Now a single mom, she wants to give her daughter a good life, even if it means facing the ghosts of her past…and the man she left behind.

Moving on had never been an option…

When Faith left Mason Creek, she took Mitch’s heart with her. Over a decade has passed and he’s never moved on, unable to forgive the girl who left him. Now she’s back, and there’s no avoiding her in a town as small as Mason Creek. The memories of their young love war with the new feelings she stirs within him, once again putting his heart at risk.

They were each other’s first loves, first kisses, and first heartbreaks, and the damage between them runs deep. Will their reunion end with even more devastation or will it turn into a Perfect Summer?

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Can sparks still fly when its been years since your heart up and left after graduation without so much as an explanation? Mitch always wondered that when his high school sweetheart left him and move to Chicago without a word, but now that she was back in Mason Creek and they have avoided each other for a year he finally bit the bullet and walking into the coffee shop when she was there. Faith had a hard time with life when she left Mason Creek she started having panic attack and ended up finding help in Chicago. She ended up married to a narcissist who played into her anxiety and ended up pregnant, after her husband died she decided it was time to move back home, she packed up her and her daughter moved home bought a house and the local salon. When Faith and Mitch finally get face to face are will their past history bring them back together or will the pain from when she left the first time leave them apart. 

Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than forty books and has been published since 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible. 

Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!

#review #partofaseries #standalone Perfect Casanova (Mason Creek 19) by Fabiola Francisco 

She’s a single mom. He’s her sexy cowboy neighbor. Will he be able to break through her guarded heart?

When I move next door to a sexy cowboy, I know right away that he’s trouble. I won’t fall for his charms, though. My priority is keeping my son safe and starting fresh in this new town.

Levi keeps on knocking on my door, though, showing me what life could be like if I let my guard down. I’ve dealt with my share of Casanovas, but this one is different, and I’m tempted to explore what lies deeper than a cowboy hat.

But when everything gets turned upside down, I realize that a woman like me doesn’t always get her happy ending.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this book by the author for an honest review 

Camille is a single mom to a very energetic 4 year old, who came to Mason Creek to get out of the town that holds her past and everyone was judging her. She needed a fresh start where no one knew her past, and she is your typical mama bear who is going to do anything to protect her son. Levi your sexy cowboy neighbor tries to do a little flirting with his new neighbor but she isn’t falling for it. Levi is sort of use to women giving into his flirty nature but he isnt the playboy that Camille think he is. When it comes to being the new girl in town Camille has to learn that everyone in Mason Creek is willing to help out for no price at all it wanting to be helpful. Will this new girl ride off into the sunset with this cowboy or will he get his heart pounded in the mud. Oh wow this was a great story but it hit way to close to my heart I’m a single mom to my own son and i felt everything that Camille was feeling and worried about, maybe one day ill find my Casanova but then again I’m ok with being single lol. 

I am an indie author who writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction. You’ll often find southern gentleman in my books and a love for country music. Coffee fiend and star gazer

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Deacon (Saints vs Sinners Series Book 1) by [CJ Warrant]

Deacon Saint’s father told him once that anything that gets his blood racing is worth the risk doing. He doesn’t factor in that he would have to face the tragic loss of a best friend, discover that his mother has Alzheimer and come face to face with a girl who broke his heart all those years ago. Nevertheless, coming back to my hometown in Tennessee after being gone for ten years—leaving behind a racing career in the MotoGP world—that Deacon would have to deal with the trials set before him in this small town. He’d rather take on the track, lose skin, break bones, and tear muscle than choose to open his heart.

Olivia Bane thought her life is perfect. Working as a nurse, a boyfriend who’s a doctor, and friends she cherishes. However, the second Deacon Saint comes back home, her ideal life shifts to utter chaos. Someone broke into her barn and a fire is set in Deacon’s, all the while learning a hard lesson of trust.

Deacon shattered Olivia before he left town and now he thinks it’s water under the bridge and is determined to reclaim her heart. She might be throwing off mixed messages, but it’s going to take more than sweet talkin’, fast motorcycles, and good old Southern country charm to win her back.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given the book by the author for an honest review.

I saw the cover and was like HEEEEY GURL!!  Tell me MOOOORE!!!  I was super pumped when CJ let me have a copy to review.  I have read one book by her but have been looking for another to try.  Given this is a new series and it was about bikes, I was in.  But again, can we talk about the cover *Wipes drool* I am all in with that baby.

Alright so this story is a 2nd chance romance and I gotta say they are my jam.  I mean the fact Deacon and Olivia have this blazing chemistry was also a big win for me.  The two are totally head over heals in love but are both idiots and wont admit it because…..feelings/fear/pride??  I mean all of these things get in the way…oh yeah and Olivia’s DB Boyfriend but lets just eye roll him and move on.

Deacon comes home for his besties funeral when all the “guys” are there.  He finds out some old secrets and then discovers his family is in serious disarray.  All he wanted to do with make peace to his friend, bury said friend, and peace outta this town for good but when the script flips and the drama takes over Deacon and Olivia are in for a wild ride.

Award-Winning Author CJ Warrant was born an overseas Army brat, in a Korean Italian household, but settled in the states at five. With a career in the beauty industry, married to a wonderfully supportive man, and three grown kids, her view of life is as such. Life is a journey; both good and bad, light to the dark. She takes it all in, learns from every experience, and captures those moments in her stories.

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#wotr #newrelease #standalone #partofaseries Perfect Chance (Mason Creek 18) by Molly McLean  


They spent one night together, and then chance brought them back together again.

Carly

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve lived a privileged life. But I’ve worked hard not to let my good fortune go to my head. I’ve kept myself grounded, and much to the dismay of my mother and my NFL star ex-boyfriend, I want to do something meaningful with my life. Something I can call my own.

Hooking up with the cute guy at the bar who seemed to figure me out with a single glance? Not exactly that kind of purposeful adventure I had in mind, but I’m living for me now, so what could one night of fun hurt?

Kaden

I met the girl of my dreams in a Denver bar. The only problem is I’m not the kind of a guy a lady like Carly thinks about when the night is over. And when she walked out of my hotel room, I thought I’d never see her again.

Until she showed up on Mason Creek on a mission.

She didn’t know she’d find me here, and I’ll be damned if I believe our running into each other again is anything less than fate. Chance brought us together once, and I’ve gotta believe there’s a reason it’s brought us back together again, too.

Turns out that reason isn’t what either of us had planned for our lives, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to prove I’m up to the challenge.

Only problem is…

I’m not the only one vying for Carly’s heart.

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Review by Twinsie Dee

I was given this book by the author for an honest review 

Carly was born with a sliver spoon in her mouth but she wanted more for herself she didn’t want to depend on her parents or a man for the things she wants in life so when her current boyfriend an NFL star pops the question she turn him down because he wants her to give up on her dreams. A while later Carly and her bestie end up at a bar in Denver to celebrate graduation and while her bestie goes. To flirt with some locals Carly has a handsome cowboy offering to buy her a drink and next thing she knows she was in his hotel room and had a wild night. Kaden cant stop thinking about that night after Carly left him alone in his room with out getting her number or even her last name. Things are about to get crazier for these two when chance and fate have something to do with it and with the possible chance her ex tries to get her back. This story was so good i couldn’t put it down, i was so invested into these characters so much. 

Molly McLain lives in a tiny Wisconsin town with her husband, three kiddos, and two adorable German Shorthaired Pointers. She’s addicted to 80’s ballads, 90’s rock, cheesecake, and office supplies, and she’s been scribbling down love stories in spiral notebooks since she was old enough to daydream about hunky boys and happily-ever-afters. Now she turns those daydreams into steamy, small town novels.